BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
10/15/21

HIT SERIES “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY” SEASON TWO PREMIERES ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT

“CARL WEBER’S THE FAMILY BUSINESS” SEASON 3 IS NOW STREAMING ON BET+

New York, NY – October 15, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of October 14– October 20 includes:

ON BET+:

THE BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES“CARL WEBER’S THE FAMILY BUSINESS” SEASON 3 IS NOW STREAMING ON BET+

The BET+ Original Series “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” Season 3: The theme for the third season is tentatively titled, “Heat v. Fire,” picking up where Season 2 drama left off, with LC Duncan setting in motion a plan to expand business operations with the family’s most highly sought-after product ‘HEAT’. As plans gained momentum and solidified their seat at the helm of the table, rival factions looked for opportunities to stunt their success and force a hostile takeover. That’s where the action-packed season 3 of The Family Business begins, as the Duncan family runs up against their most formidable opponent yet in Billionaire Alexander Cora who has strategically organized the Duncan’s enemies against them. As the thrill of being at the top wanes from the pressures of the industry, the Duncan’s only choice is family over everything! #TheFamilyBusinessBET

ON BET:

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 8 PM ET/PT

Episode #810 “Pow Wow at The Payne’s” airs on Tuesday, October 19, at 8 PM ET/PT– Malik and Lisa’s fun is ruined when chaos breaks out at an event. Malik finds himself at a crossroad when he protests an injustice. Ella is hesitant to tell Lisa what she thinks about her jewelry line. #HouseOfPayne

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT

Episode #210 “YOLO” airs on Tuesday, October 19, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– Philip and Sandra hatch plans to make workaholic Jeremy take a timeout for family. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 9 PM ET/PT

Episode #302 “Off Limits” airs on Tuesday, October 19, at 9 PM ET/PT – Everyone is on high alert after a failed assassination attempt on the Presidents life, that lead to a causality. Victoria turns up the heat with her plans against Ellie. #TheOvalonBET

THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY” AIRS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Games People Play” premieres Tuesday, October 19, at 10 PM ET/PT–Based on the popular book by Angela Burt-Murray “Games Divas Play,” “Games People Play” is a sexy, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life, featuring a cast of characters where everyone plays to win, including a basketball player navigating both his equally rocky personal life and NBA career, a newly appointed team marketing executive who’s got a lot to prove, a tenacious journalist desperately seeking the truth and a struggling actress with a scandalous past. The talented ensemble cast includes Karrueche Tran, Lauren London in a limited role, Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Jackie Long, and Kendall Kyndall and Brandi Denise. In addition, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vanessa Simmons, Shaun Robinson, Kevin Jackson, Barry Brewer, and Monti Washington reprise their recurring roles, with Cynthia Bailey, Nazanin Mandi, Ro Parrish, Hitman Holla, Leon, and Calvin Seabrooks to guest star in the ten-episode drama. #GamesPeoplePlay

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 9 PM ET/PT

Episode #313 “Water Under the Bridge” airs on Wednesday, October 20, at 9 PM ET/PT– Following Sabrina and Maurice’s scary encounter at the bank, Calvin delivers a blow Sabrina was not expecting and may not recover from. #SistasonBET

“TWENTIES” AIRS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 10 PM ET/PT

Episode #202 “Special Delivery” airs on Wednesday, October 20, at 10 PM ET/PT– Nia works on her social media presence and Hattie plays house at Ida B.’s and receives harsh feedback on her script. As Marie’s relationship with Chuck becomes even more strained, things heat up with Zach at the office. #TwentiesOnBET

“TWENTIES AFTER SHOW WITH B. SCOTT” AIRS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

Episodes #102 of “Twenties After-Show with B. Scott” airs Wednesday, October 20, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Special guests include Iman Shumpert, Quintrell of “Twenties,” and comedian Jess Hilarious. #TwentiesOnBET

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



THE ELECTRIFYING 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” AND NOSTALGIC “RAP CITY ‘21” SCORE RATINGS SUCCESS





THE ELECTRIFYING 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” AND NOSTALGIC “RAP CITY ‘21” SCORE RATINGS SUCCESS WITH 1.4 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED IN LAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND GENERATING TRIPLE-DIGIT VIEW INCREASES ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS
10/07/21

THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” DELIVERED DOUBLE-DIGIT VIEWERSHIP GROWTH ON LINEAR YEAR-OVER-YEAR, UP +18% IN RATINGS,

AND IS THE #1 PROGRAM FOR THE NIGHT ON ALL OF TV FOR
BLACK VIEWERS P2+, EXCLUDING SPORTS

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BET NOW CLAIMS THE TOP FOUR CABLE AWARD SHOWS OF 2021 FOR BLACK VIEWERS (“BET AWARDS” (#1), “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” (#2),
“NAACP IMAGE AWARDS” (#3), aND “STELLAR AWARDS” (#4)

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THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” DELIVERS THE BEST DIGITAL PERFORMANCE IN ITS FRANCHISE HiSTORY WITH
OVER 54 MILLION VIEWS, TRIPLE THE DIGITAL VIEWS FROM 2020 AND REIGNS AS THE #1 most social SPECIAL ON ALL OF TV ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

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“RAP CITY ‘21” DREW 289K TOTAL VIEWERS

New York, NY – October 7, 2021 – BET celebrated the impact of Hip Hop music and scored rating success with the premieres and encores of the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” and “RAP CITY ’21” last Tuesday night. BET brought together the hottest names in Hip Hop music for an unforgettable night of dynamic performances and memorable cultural moments. On linear, the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” garnered a .692 P18-49 rating, 806K viewers P2+, during premiere night (EDAC across BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1 on 10/5/21) up +18% year-over-year on ratings (up +11% in impressions).* On BET alone, the telecast scored a .456 P18-49 rating (527K total viewers P2+), up 6% year-over-year. BET now has the Top 4 Cable award shows of 2021 for Black viewers: “BET Awards” (#1), “BET Hip Hop Awards” (#2), “NAACP Image Awards” (#3), and “Stellar Awards” (#4).** The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” was the #1 program for the night on all TV for Black viewers 18-49 excluding sports.**

The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” reigns as the #1 most social TV special last night (10/5/21). The annual celebration is the best performing “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” ever, with over 54M views to date across BET Digital platforms. The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” is up three times from last year’s coverage and up four times from its last in-person taping in 2019. The annual Hip Hop celebration outperformed in social interactions, the Daytime Emmy Awards by +61%. The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” ranks in the Top Ten most social cable awards show year-to-date at 754K interactions.***

“RAP CITY ‘21” garnered 289K P2+ during premiere night (simulcast across BET and BET Her on 10/5/21). On BET alone, the “RAP CITY ‘21” scored a .241 P18-49 rating and 271K total viewers P2+. “Rap City ‘21” was the #2 most social special on all of TV on Tuesday, October 5 following the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS.”

About “RAP CITY ’21”

Hosted by Big Tigger, “Rap City ‘21” celebrates the culture and features exclusive interviews with Jermaine Dupri, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat Joe, Jeezy, DJ Drama, and more. The special revealed never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show continues to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!

About The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”

This year the 2021 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” brought the hottest names in Hip Hop back to Atlanta, GA, for the annual taping. Comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) hosted this year’s awards from The Cobb Energy Centre, which premiered on Tuesday, October 5 on BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1. Watch an encore airing of the award show Tuesday, October 7 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night by jointly snagging three wins each, including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for their smash hit “WAP.” Tyler, The Creator, took home two wins for ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Performer’ in addition to his “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award” presented by LL Cool J. Jay Z scored double wins in the “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “Impact Track” for his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “What It Feels Like.” Newcomer Yung Bleu was crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ while rap sensation Saweetie took home ‘Hustler of the Year.” Music icon Missy Elliott was voted ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ went to J. Cole. UK rapper Little Simz took home the ‘Best International Flow’ award.

Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, Latto, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat, Nell, Isaiah Rashad, Doechii, and Kal Banx blazed the stage with electrifying performances. “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient Nelly closed out the show with a performance of his greatest hits, including “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Dilemma,” “Grillz” with an appearance by Paul Wall and more.

The highly anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteens including Grip, D Smoke, Smino, Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, Sleepy Hallow, Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Toosii, Lakeyah, Kidd Kenn, and Symba. Presenters for the evening included a trio of Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody.

Relive the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” digital red carpet via the live stream powered by Bulldog DM, available now at https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1lDGLLvMqpbGm.

For more information about the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards and follow the conversation @BETAwards.

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, oversees the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, VP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, serving as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, serves as Executive Producer of the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

“Rap City ‘21” is executive produced by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, Red Summer TV, and Sam Walker for BET.

*Nielsen (Live+SD) | EDAC rating calculated as cumulative sum of avg. imps across simulcast nets divided by BET coverage universe

**Nielsen (Live+SD) | Top cable awards ranked on Blk P18-49 imps on home network

***Source: YouTube Analytics, Instagram, Conviva, ListenFirst, Tubular, Adobe Analytics; 9/21/21 – 10/5/21, as of 9am; Talkwalker Social Content Ratings, Trends24; 10/5/21, *Excludes Sports programming. Please note the following: 1) platforms continue to report in and updated numbers will be reflected in future updates, 2) Facebook platforms (FB and IG) experienced an outage for 9 hours on 10/4/21 (11:45AM ET – 8:45PM ET).

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET Her, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African American woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include ViacomCBS’ film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—”The New Edition Story” and “The Bobby Brown Story;” scripted series—”American Soul” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood;” unscripted series – “Cardi Tries;” children’s series—”Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices;” award shows—”BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!,” “BET Honors,” “UNCF’s An Evening of Stars,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” “ABFF Honors” and “Soul Train Awards;” specials—”John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero,” “Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration,” “Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today,” “Stand Up for Heroes,” “Dear Mama,” “Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’,” “Def Comedy Jam 25” and “Leslie Jones: Time Machine;” as well as competition/game shows—”Sunday Best,” “Hip Hop Squares,” “Nashville Squares” and “Rhythm & Flow.” Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards. Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards. He will next executive produce the 2021 American Music Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”

BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in Hip Hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in Hip Hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring Hip Hop legends that have and continue to make Hip Hop culture a global force.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
10/07/21

“TYLER PERRY’s HOUSE OF PAYNE,” “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING AND THE SEASON THREE PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 STARTING AT 8 PM ET/PT

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS,” “TWENTIES” SEASON TWO, AND “TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT” PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, BET HER WILL RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF BREAST CANCER WITH THE PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL SERIES, “THE WAITING ROOM,” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 10 PM ET/PT

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGTSER TRAP QUEENS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 ON BET+

New York, NY – October 7, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of October 7– October 13 includes:

ON BET:

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM ET/PT– The hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” is the #1 comedy series on cable for African Americans P2+ on Cable in the calendar year 2020. In the midseason premiere episode “Me Against The World,” a family game night at the Payne’s is crashed by a surprise guest and Curtis is asked to fill in at the firehouse for CJ. #HouseOfPayne

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– In Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as ‘Mr. Brown,’ Tamela Mann as ‘Cora,’ J. Anthony Brown as ‘Vinny,’ Na’im Lynn as ‘Jeremy,’ Courtney Nichole as ‘Leah,’ Alex Henderson as ‘Philip,’ and Tayler Buck as ‘Sandra.’ “Assisted Living” is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21. In the midseason premiere “Who are you to judge,” after Jeremy buys a lemon from Mr. Brown, he takes legal action to recoup his loss. #AssistedLivingBET

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” SEASON THREE PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 9 PM ET/PT

The season three premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 9 PM ET/PT – “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. In the season premiere episode, “An Eye For An Eye,” The President and First lady barely dodge death but continue in their ways. Hunter vows for revenge, Victoria has lustful eyes on Sam, and Jason is ready to finish the job someone else started: taking his mother out. #TheOvalonBET

Watch, post and share the trailer for “Tyler Perry’s The Oval:”

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 9 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 9 PM ET/PT– The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. In the midseason premiere episode, “The Dollar Store” Robin has plans to travel back to London soon and wants to make his last few days memorable with Andi. #SistasonBET

“TWENTIES” SEASON TWO PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Twenties” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10 PM ET/PT– “Twenties,” from Executive Producer and Creator Lena Waithe, centers around a screenwriter, ‘Hattie’ and her girlfriends ‘Marie’ and ‘Nia’ as they pursue their dreams and love, while testing the limits of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” in Los Angeles. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties. In the season opener, episode #201 “One Night Only?” ‘Hattie’ juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with ‘Ida B.’ played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, ‘Nia’ starts her first day on Cocoa’s Butter, and ‘Marie’ questions her relationship with ‘Chuck,’ played by Jevon McFerrin. The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox, Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. #TwentiesOnBET

Watch, post and share the trailer for “Twenties”:

“TWENTIES AFTER SHOW WITH B. SCOTT” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

(B. Scott hosts “Twenties After-Show with B. Scott”)

“Twenties After-Show with B. Scott” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– B. Scott makes a return to BET, a homecoming, eight years in the making as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show for the network. The new half-hour series will touch on key themes explored in “Twenties” and provide candid commentary and insights into some of the characters’ mishaps and successes. B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven’t always been given a platform to share their personal experiences. In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!#TwentiesOnBET

ON BET+:

THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” SEASON TWO WILL STREAM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 7 – “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns with five all-new episodes that tell the true-life narratives of ‘Trap Queens’ Tonesa Welch, Peggy Fulford, Claudette Hubbard, Catherine Pugh, and Priscilla Echi—whose criminal activity included laundering millions of dollars, narcotics distribution and trafficking, tax evasion and property theft. Each episode examines the criminal exploits of a particular Queen-pin and explores the circumstances and environments that gave rise to their criminal path. The show will also highlight women who are now reformed and look to use this platform to caution others who might be considering a life of crime. #AmericanGangster

ON BET HER:

‘THE WAITING ROOM” PREMIERES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET HER

“The Waiting Room” features two short films following the lives of two women in a doctor’s waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short story will follow their journey after receiving the life-changing diagnosis. All stories are written and directed by and for Black women. #TheWaitingRoom

Ep #301 – “It Takes Two”: Dayna Stevens is a wealthy socialite whose unexpected illness moves her from the tennis courts to chemotherapy. When she has a chance encounter with a stranger, she gains the support she’s been lacking from the most important people in her life. Starring Eva Marcille, Candiace Dilliard, Debbie Morgan and directed by Ta’Rhonda Jones.

Ep #302 – “The Party”: Summer Jackson is a successful magazine executive preparing to celebrate being cancer-free for five years. When she is blindsided by the news that her cancer has returned, Summer would rather die than go through chemo for a second time. Starring Michelle Mitchenor, Gizelle Bryant, Brittany Inge, Debbie Morgan and directed by Yvette Nicole Brown.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



CARDI B AND MEGAN THEE STALLION RULE THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” WITH 3 WINS





CARDI B AND MEGAN THEE STALLION RULE THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” WITH 3 WINS FOLLOWED BY TYLER, THE CREATOR, JAY Z, AND LIL BABY WITH 2 WINS EACH
10/05/21

NELLY RECEIVED THE “I AM HIP HOP” HONOR, AND TOOK THE STAGE WITH A MEDLEY OF HIS GREATEST HITS

TYLER, THE CREATOR AWARDED THE INAUGURAL “ROCK THE BELLS CULTURAL INFLUENCE AWARD” PRESENTED BY LL COOL J

PERFORMANCES INCLUDED YOUNG THUG & GUNNA, LATTO, BIA FEATURING LIL JON, BABY KEEM, TOBE NWIGWE FEATURING FAT & NELL, AND ISAIAH RASHAD FEATURING DOECHII & KAL

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HOSTED BY 85 SOUTH (KARLOUS MILLER, DC YOUNG FLY, AND CHICO BEAN) THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

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New York, NY – October 5, 2021 – This year the 2021 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” brought the hottest names in Hip Hop back to Atlanta, GA for the annual taping. Comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) hosted this year’s awards from The Cobb Energy Centre which premiered on Tuesday, October 5 on BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1. Watch an encore airing of the award show Tuesday, October 7 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night by jointly snagging three wins each including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their smash hit “WAP.” Tyler, The Creator took home two wins for ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Performer’ in addition to his “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award” presented by LL Cool J. Jay Z scored double wins in the “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “Impact Track” for his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “What It Feels Like.” Newcomer Yung Bleu was crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ while rap sensation Saweetie took home ‘Hustler of the Year.” Music icon Missy Elliott was voted ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ went to J. Cole. UK rapper Little Simz took home the ‘Best International Flow’ award.

Young Thug kicked off the night with an explosive performance of “Tick Tock” followed by Gunna with “Too Easy” before coming together with their hit collaboration “Ski.” Hot new rapper Bia performed her smash single “Whole Lotta Money,” then brought out Atlanta icon Lil Jon for “Bia Bia” to close it out. Baby Keem made his award show debut with “Family Ties.” Hip Hop sensation Latto brought the house down with a sparkling, high energy performance of “SoufSide” and new song “Big Energy” while Tobe Nwigwe made it a family affair with Fat & Nell on their song “Fye Fye.” Isaiah Rashad performed alongside Doechii & Kal Banx for “Wat U Sed” before ending the set with his solo single “From the Garden.”

The hotly anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteens including Grip, D Smoke, Smino, Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, Sleepy Hallow, Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Toosii, Lakeyah, Kidd Kenn and Symba.

Presenters for the evening included a trio of Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody. “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient Nelly closed out the show with a performance of his greatest hits including “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Dilemma,” “Grillz” with an appearance by Paul Wall and more.

The complete list of 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” – TYLER, THE CREATOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

LIL BABY

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

YUNG BLEU

BEST COLLABORATION

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

BEST DUO OR GROUP

LIL BABY & LIL DURK

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

J. COLE

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

LITTLE SIMZ (UK)

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

MISSY ELLIOTT

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ SCHEME

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

HIT-BOY

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

SAWEETIE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

GENIUS

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

JAY-Z – “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” (NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z)

IMPACT TRACK

NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z – “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE”

Relive the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” digital red carpet livestream powered by Bulldog DM, at https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1lDGLLvMqpbGm,

For more information about the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards and follow the conversation @BETAwards

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, VP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy serving as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as Executive Producer of the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—”The New Edition Story” and “The Bobby Brown Story;” scripted series—”American Soul” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood;” unscripted series – “Cardi Tries;” children’s series—”Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices;” award shows—”BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!,” “BET Honors,” “UNCF’s An Evening of Stars,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” “ABFF Honors” and “Soul Train Awards;” specials—”John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero,” “Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration,” “Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today,” “Stand Up for Heroes,” “Dear Mama,” “Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’,” “Def Comedy Jam 25” and “Leslie Jones: Time Machine;” as well as competition/game shows—”Sunday Best,” “Hip Hop Squares,” “Nashville Squares” and “Rhythm & Flow.” Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards. Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards. He will next executive produce the 2021 American Music Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”

BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.



IN HIP HOP WE STAND! BET ANNOUNCES EXPLOSIVE HIP HOP PROGRAMMING LINEUP TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5





IN HIP HOP WE STAND! BET ANNOUNCES EXPLOSIVE HIP HOP PROGRAMMING LINEUP TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 WITH PREMIERES OF 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” AND “RAP CITY ‘21”
10/05/21

“RAP CITY ’21,” HOSTED BY BIG TIGGER, RETURNS, TUESDAY AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER FEATURING

JERMAINE DUPRI, TOBE NWIGWE, FAT JOE, JEEZY, DJ DRAMA AND MANY MORE!

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THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” HOSTED BY COMEDIANS 85 SOUTH (KARLOUS MILLER, DC YOUNG FLY, AND CHICO BEAN) PREMIERES AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET, BET HER, MTV2 AND VH1

MUSIC SUPERSTAR NELLY RECEIVES THE “I AM HIP HOP” AWARD

RAPPER AND PRODUCER TYLER, THE CREATOR HONORED AS THE FIRST-EVER “ROCK THE BELLS CULTURAL INFLUENCE AWARD” HONOREE

(“I AM HIP HOP” HONOREE NELLY PERFORMS A MEDLEY OF GREATEST HITS AT 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS / COURTESY OF BET)

NEW YORK, NY – October 4, 2021 – BET celebrates Hip Hop with two new specials on Tuesday, October 5: The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” and “RAP CITY ‘21.” The longest-running rap show on BET, “RAP CITY,” returns for a one-hour special edition with legendary host Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”co-hosted by actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast, and stars of Wild N’ Out – comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) – premieres at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1.

Executive Produced and Hosted by Big Tigger, “Rap City ‘21” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews with Jermaine Dupri, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat Joe, Jeezy, DJ Drama and more. The special will reveal never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show will continue to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City,” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!

This year’s “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” featured show stopping performances by Young Thug & Gunna, Latto, Bia featuring Lil Jon, Baby Keem, Tobe Nwigwe featuring Fat & Nell, and Isaiah Rashad featuring Doechii & Kal. Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody presented some of the night’s top honors.

Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly received the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award from legendary producer Jermaine Dupri before taking the stage to perform a medley of his greatest hits. Global entertainment icon, 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL COOL J presented the first-ever “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” to Grammy-Award winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur and four-time “BET Hip Hop Awards” nominee TYLER, THE CREATOR.

Previously announced nominees include Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion, leading the pack with nine nominations each, followed by Drake with an impressive eight nods. Tyler, The Creator, and Metro Boomin tie for third-most nominations securing four nods each. Other notable nominees include 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, and Pooh Shiesty, who received three each. Bia, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Young Thug, and Yung Bleu received two nominations each.

For more information about the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”, including the digital red carpet livestream powered by Bulldog DM, the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards and follow the conversation @BETAwards

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, VP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy serving as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as Executive Producer of the 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

“Rap City ‘21” is executive produced by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, Red Summer TV and Sam Walker for BET

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—”The New Edition Story” and “The Bobby Brown Story;” scripted series—”American Soul” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood;” unscripted series – “Cardi Tries;” children’s series—”Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices;” award shows—”BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!,” “BET Honors,” “UNCF’s An Evening of Stars,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” “ABFF Honors” and “Soul Train Awards;” specials—”John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero,” “Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration,” “Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today,” “Stand Up for Heroes,” “Dear Mama,” “Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’,” “Def Comedy Jam 25” and “Leslie Jones: Time Machine;” as well as competition/game shows—”Sunday Best,” “Hip Hop Squares,” “Nashville Squares” and “Rhythm & Flow.” Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards. Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards. He will next executive produce the 2021 American Music Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”

BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.



BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6





BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
10/04/21

ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 BET PREMIERES “RAP CITY ’21,” HOSTED BY BIG TIGGER, AT 8 PM ET/PT AND

THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” HOSTED BY 85 SOUTH, AT 9 PM ET ON BET AND BET HER

BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGSTER TRAP QUEENS PRESENTS: BIG FIFTY: THE DELRHONDA HOOD STORY” STARRING REMY MA NOW STREAMING ON BET+

New York, NY – September 30, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of September 30– September 6 includes:

ON BET:

“RAP CITY ‘21” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 8 PM ET/PT

The longest-running rap show on BET, “Rap City,” returns for a one-hour special edition in celebration of the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Executive Produced and Hosted by legendary Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, “Rap City ‘21” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews, never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories, and of course, the memorable freestyle booth. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show will continue to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City,” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the most highlighted stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!

THE 2021“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 9 PM ET/PT

The 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, October 1, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, and simulcast internationally on BET Africa on Wednesday, October 6, AT 3 AM CAT. Hosted by 85 South, the annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture under the banner of this year’s theme: In Hip Hop We Stand. Double-diamond-selling superstar rapper and entrepreneur Nelly named the “BET Hip Hop Awards” recipient of the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion lead this year’s nominations with an impressive nine nods each. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE. #HipHopAwards

The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” is heating up with a newly announced lineup of presenters and performers. Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, and Isaiah Rashad are set to perform and blaze the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage. Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Jermaine Dupri, and Remy Ma, alongside R&B superstar Tank, are slated to present. Rap legend Big Daddy Kane joins for a special tribute to the late Biz Markie. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast, and stars of “Wild N’ Out” – comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) return as co-hosts of the annual show premiering Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT.

Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly will receive the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Global entertainment icon, 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL COOL J, will present the first-ever “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” to Grammy-Award winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur and four-time “BET Hip Hop Awards” nominee TYLER, THE CREATOR, honoring his impressive cultural contributions, talent and unbound creativity, that has cemented him as one of the most innovative forces in music.

Previously announced nominees include Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion, leading the pack with nine nominations each, followed by Drake with an impressive eight nods.

BET+ on BET: “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 9 PM ET/PT

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieres Wednesday, October 6, at 9 PM ET/PT– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

The film’s cable debut will be followed by an encore presentation of the episode of BET+ Original true crime series, “American Gangster: Trap Queens,” that inspired the movie at 11 PM ET/PT. A new season of the fan-favorite series returns to BET+ Thursday, October 7 with new original episodes detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters.

ON BET+:

BET+ Original “American Gangster Trap Queens Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” NOW STREAMING ON BET+

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty – The Delrhonda Hood Story”– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET. Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



Video: “The Family Business” Season 3 Trailer – BET+ Original





Video: “The Family Business” Season 3 Trailer – BET+ Original
Season 3 of “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” premieres October 14, only on BET+.
[via press release from BET]
The Family Business Season 3 Trailer | BET+ Original

If you play with fire, you will get burned.

The heat is on as the Duncans return to take care of unfinished business.

Season 3 of Carl Weber’s The Family Business premieres October 14, only on BET+



BET JOINS FORCES WITH LL COOL J’S ROCK THE BELLS TO CONFER A NEW AWARD





BET JOINS FORCES WITH LL COOL J’S ROCK THE BELLS TO CONFER A NEW AWARD MARKING THE UNDENIABLE INFLUENCE OF HIP HOP ARTISTS ON MAINSTREAM CULTURE
09/30/21

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING RAPPER, PRODUCER, ENTREPRENEUR, AND FOUR-TIME 2021“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” NOMINEE TYLER, THE CREATOR TO RECEIVE THE FIRST-EVER

“ROCK THE BELLS CULTURAL INFLUENCE AWARD”

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THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERES
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

#HIPHOPAWARDS

NEW YORK, NY – September 30, 2021 –Today, BET announces a new partnership with ROCK THE BELLS, the global lifestyle brand and preeminent voice for classic and timeless hip hop, founded by LL COOL J to debut a brand new award at the 2021 BET HIP HOP AWARDS. The “ROCK THE BELLS CULTURAL INFLUENCE AWARD” honors the massive cultural impact hip hop artistry has on popular culture, bridging the gap between all generations of hip hop lovers.

Global entertainment icon, 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL COOL J, will present the first-ever “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” to Grammy-Award winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur and four-time “BET Hip Hop Awards” nominee TYLER, THE CREATOR, honoring his impressive cultural contributions, talent and unbound creativity, that has cemented him as one of the most innovative forces in music.

In addition to the “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award,” Tyler, The Creator is nominated for four 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of The Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of The Year,’ and ‘Producer of The Year.’ The “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” is presented to a younger, innovative, otherworldly artist that has significantly impacted the culture — while uplifting their community. Future recipients of the award will have displayed a profound respect for Hip-Hop and have inspired others with their art and actions – elevating and pushing the culture forward. Honorees are selected via an editorial process including LL COOL J and current Rock The Bells Icons.

The 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” premieres Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

“At Rock The Bells part of our mission is to bridge the gap of Hip Hop’s rich history to the present, which is why we are thrilled to team up with BET, a company that has always been at the forefront of Black culture,” said LL COOL J. “I am proud to honor Tyler, the Creator, with the first-ever ‘Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award,’ which celebrates an artist who continues to break down the conventional boundaries of Hip Hop culture. His fearlessness and creativity speaks to the influence he’ll have on future Hip hop generations.”

“LL COOL J is an entertainment icon whose work transcends decades across music, film, television, publishing, fashion, and philanthropy,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “No stranger to the ‘Hip Hop Awards’ stage, we look forward to LL’s return with this new Rock The Bells partnership. This award will celebrate innovative hip hop artists who are shaking the industry, like Tyler, The Creator, and who will carry the hip hop torch for generations to come.”

ABOUT LL COOL J

LL COOL J is the founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, the preeminent voice for classic and timeless Hip Hop. The modern media brand, specifically designed for Gen X and those with the Strictly OG mindset, focuses on content, commerce, and experiences that honor the CULTURE and the core elements of Hip-Hop — MCs, DJs, Breakdancers, Graffiti Artists – on one robust platform.

Known as a global entertainment icon and entrepreneur with a career spanning four decades, LL COOL J’s impressive body of work includes the successful SiriusXM channel “LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio,” ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, a New York Times bestselling book and the distinction of being the first MC to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.

He currently stars in the CBS hit primetime drama series NCIS: Los Angeles, which is entering its thirteenth season. He is a two-time Grammy® Award winner, NAACP Image Award winner, and 2021 Rock Roll Hall of Fame inductee. LL COOL J is also a passionate and avid philanthropist.

ABOUT TYLER, THE CREATOR

Tyler, The Creator is an auteur. A recording artist, songwriter, producer, director, designer and more; he first emerged in 2007 as co-founder of the collective Odd Future before going on to co-create and star in the cult TV show Loiter Squad on Adult Swim with his Odd Future cohorts. This was just the beginning for Tyler — since then he has become a Grammy Award winning artist, releasing six studio albums, launching an internationally acclaimed music festival (Camp Flog Gnaw) that has sold out 8 years running, creating two lifestyle brands (Golf Wang and Golf Le Fleur) that have collaborated with heritage brands like Converse, Lacoste and more, as well as developing two more TV shows (The Jellies! for Adult Swim and Nuts & Bolts for Viceland). His 2019 album IGOR debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, saw him crowned GQ’s Man of the Year and Wall Street Journal Magazine’s Innovator of the Year in addition to being named Best Rap Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. His most recent album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST was released in June 2021 to universal acclaim and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart once more.

The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” is heating up with a newly announced lineup of presenters and performers. Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, and Isaiah Rashad are set to perform and blaze the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage. Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Jermaine Dupri, and Remy Ma, alongside R&B superstar Tank, are slated to present. Rap legend Big Daddy Kane joins for a special tribute to the late Biz Markie. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast, and stars of “Wild N’ Out” – comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) return as co-hosts of the annual show premiering Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT.

Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly will receive the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Previously announced nominees include Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion, leading the pack with nine nominations each, followed by Drake with an impressive eight nods. Tyler, The Creator, and Metro Boomin tie for third-most nominations securing four nods each. Other notable nominees include 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, and Pooh Shiesty, who received three each. Bia, Chris Brown, Doja Cat, Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Young Thug, and Yung Bleu received two nominations each. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE.

For more information about the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”, including the latest news and updates, visit bet.com/hiphopawards.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to multiple BET social media platforms:

On Twitter by using the hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET.

On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”

BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.

ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT

Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company and has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—”The New Edition Story” and “The Bobby Brown Story;” scripted series—”American Soul” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood;” unscripted series – “Cardi Tries;” children’s series—”Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices;” award shows—”BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!,” “BET Honors,” “UNCF’s An Evening of Stars,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” “ABFF Honors” and “Soul Train Awards;” specials—”John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero,” “Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration,” “Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today,” “Stand Up for Heroes,” “Dear Mama,” “Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’,” “Def Comedy Jam 25” and “Leslie Jones: Time Machine;” as well as competition/game shows—”Sunday Best,” “Hip Hop Squares,” “Nashville Squares” and “Rhythm & Flow.” Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also a co-executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards. Most recently, he was executive producer of The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and produced The 2021 Academy Awards. He will next executive produce the 2021 American Music Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.

ABOUT ROCK THE BELLS

Rock The Bells is the preeminent voice for classic and timeless Hip-Hop. Founded in 2018 by LL COOL J Rock The Bells focuses on content, commerce and experiences that honor the CULTURE and the core elements of Hip-Hop — MC’s, DJ’s, Breakers, Graffiti Artists — and more. Rock The Bells is the bridge between OG’s and those inspired by their groundbreaking influences on the culture. Visit us at www.rockthebells.com, stream LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio on SiriusXM Channel 43 and follow us @RockTheBells – keep it locked.



THE LONGEST-RUNNING RAP SHOW IN HISTORY, “RAP CITY” RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL EDITION





THE LONGEST-RUNNING RAP SHOW IN HISTORY, “RAP CITY” RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE PREMIERE OF THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”
09/30/21

BIG TIGGER TO REPRISE HIS ROLE AS HOST, WITH SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS, LEGENDARY CLIPS OF THE ICONIC SERIES AND THE RETURN OF ‘THE BOOTH’ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

#RapCity

NEW YORK, NY – September 29, 2021 –Today, BET announces the return of the longest-running rap show, “Rap City,” for a one-hour special edition in celebration of the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Executive Produced and Hosted by legendary Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, “Rap City ‘21” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews, never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories, and of course, the memorable freestyle booth. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show will continue to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. “Rap City ‘21” premieres Tuesday, October 5 at 8 PM ET followed by the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.”

Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City,” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the most highlighted stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!

“I’m excited at the opportunity to revive this legendary piece of culture! All your favorite stars and their bars on display” said Big Tigger.

ABOUT BIG TIGGER

Multimedia personality, Emmy Award Winner, DJ and Philanthropist Big Tigger has earned his place as one entertainment’s most distinctive broadcast talents. Tigger’s dedication, business savvy, community involvement, and love for music are just a few reasons for his longevity and recognition as one of the most impactful media talents.

Many people may know Tigger as the face of the longest running, nationally televised hip-hop show, BET’s “Rap City: Tha Bassment” and hit show “106 & Park.” He saw similar success with “Direct Access with Big Tigger”, a weekly TV show which earned him an Emmy in 2013. His stellar reputation and hard work has led to numerous opportunities, accompanying successes across media platforms and an ever-growing fan base.

Currently the host of The Big Tigger Morning Show Monday through Friday 6-10 AM on V-103 (WVEE-FM) in Atlanta, Tigger connects with millions of loyal fans. Listeners “Tune In And TurnUp” to get a daily dose of the hottest music, latest entertainment news, and an inside look behind the music every morning. He can be heard daily on the Big Tigger Morning Show on V103. Insert any additional bio details.

When he isn’t on the radio, on TV, or on a film set, Tigger is making noise as the PA Announcer of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and Official DJ / In Game Host for the Atlanta Falcons. He is in constant demand by professional and collegiate sports teams, celebrities and leading consumer brands like Coca Cola, Macy’s, and Nike to bring the music to live events.

Charity is central to who Big Tigger is. He is an active board member of the historic Hosea Helps (4Hosea.org) organization in Atlanta. Additionally, as a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, he mentors a variety of young African American kids.

For the latest Big Tigger news and updates visit www.BigTigger.com and follow @BigTiggerShow on all social platforms.

“Rap City ‘21” is executive produced by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, Red Summer TV and Sam Walker for BET

For more information about “Rap City ‘21” and the “BET Hip Hop Awards” including the latest news and updates, visit BET.com.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to multiple BET social media platforms using the hashtags: #RapCity #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



THIS FALL BET AND BET+’S PROGRAMMING SLATES ARE JAM-PACKED WITH OVER 25 NEW ORIGINALS





THIS FALL BET AND BET+’S PROGRAMMING SLATES ARE JAM-PACKED WITH OVER 25 NEW ORIGINALS, RETURNING FAVORITES, MOVIES, AND SPECIALS, SOLIDIFYING THEIR POSITION AS THE HOME WHERE BLACK CULTURE LIVES
09/21/21

THE PROGRAMMING LINE-UP INCLUDES THE 2021“BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE,” “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING,” “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL,” “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS,” “TWENTIES,” “TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT,” “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY,” “THE HOTLINE,” “THE WAITING ROOM,” “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” “DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC,” NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES AND MORE!

PLUS: SNEAK PEEK INTO BET+ FALL PROGRAMMING PREMIERES, NEW ORIGINAL FILMS AND SERIES, RETURNING FAVORITES, AND KICKING OFF IN SEPTEMBER WITH NEW SERIES “ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN,” “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH,” “AMERICAN GANGSTER PRESENTS: BIG FIFTY – THE DELRHONDA HOOD STORY,” “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS,” “CARL WEBER’S THE FAMILY BUSINESS,” “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS,” AND MUCH MORE

New York, NY – September 21, 2021– BET and BET + unveil their 2021 Fall programming line-ups. The star-studded slate is bursting at the seams with hot new original series, returning hits, mind-blowing mega-specials, fun original movies, and more! On the heels of a successful summer programming season, BET keeps the momentum going with over 25 program premieres planned throughout the Fall as the Network continues its reign as the #1 network for African American households and BET+ as the leading streaming service for the Black community. BET’s diverse slate will reflect and celebrate Black culture like no other brand can.

BET has a show for every occasion, from hit scripted series by creative powerhouse Tracey Edmonds, “Games People Play” starring the Emmy® award-winning actress Karrueche Tran, to the acclaimed comedy “Twenties” from quintessential executive producer Lena Waithe returning for season two with an after show starring B. Scott, to Academy Award® winning multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry who is back with his roster of hit series, including fresh episodes of Tyler Perry’s “Assisted Living,” “House Of Payne,” “The Oval,” and “Sistas” the #1 cable scripted series for Black viewers. The Network keeps the celebration going with its star-studded “BET Hip Hop Awards” and “Soul Train Awards” bringing music’s hottest artists to culture’s biggest stage: BET! BET also recognized the third Friday of each September as National Black Voter Day, to acknowledge the power of Black communities to create the futures they deserve by reclaiming their vote and fighting voter suppression. For more information please visit https://www.bet.com/reclaim-your-vote.html

Over on BET+,following a stellar summer line-up with original premieres including the hit debut series “The Ms. Pat Show” and the second season of fan-favorite “First Wives Club,” BET+continues its fall programming with the new captivating series “All the Queen’s Men,” starring Eva Marcille and Christian Keyes, based on the popular book Ladies Night. “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” returns for a second season where they will welcome an old college friend who is rebuilding his life after divorce into the fold. Stepping into the lead role for her acting debut into acting award-winning rapper Remy Ma, will portray larger-than-life gangster Delrhonda “Big Fifty” Hood, in “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” the self-narrated film is set to premiere on the service October 6. “American Gangster: Trap Queens” and “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” will return from their mid-season breaks this fall, along with “Carl Weber’s Family Business” returning with a season three premiere, and even more original fall programming from BET+ that will be announced at a later date. In addition to all the amazing original programming, fans can catch up on all their favorites streaming commercial-free this Fall, including season two of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” Season 7 of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and Season 1 of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” to name a few!

From music specials to sitcoms to movies, and more this Fall BET has you covered. See the full 2021 Fall programming below (in chronological order) by platform:

ON BET:

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday, October 5

“BET Hip Hop Awards” at 9 PM ET/PT

The 2021“BET Hip Hop Awards” will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, October 1, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, and simulcast internationally on BET Africa on Wednesday, October 6, AT 3 AM CAT. The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture under the banner of this year’s theme: In Hip Hop We Stand. The BET “Hip Hop Awards” reigns as one of the top three cable awards shows for Black viewers of 2021 (BET Awards (#1), NAACP Image Awards (#2) and BET Hip Hop Awards (#3) and ranks in the Top 10 for most social cable awards show in 2020. BETwill work closely with Fulton County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion lead this year’s nominations with an impressive nine nods each. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE.

Double-diamond-selling superstar rapper and entrepreneur Nelly named the “BET Hip Hop Awards” recipient of the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. #HipHopAwards

Wednesday, October 6:

BET+ on BET: “American Gangster Presents:Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story”

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieres Wednesday, October 6,at 9 PM ET/PT– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

Tuesday, October 12:

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” at 8 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” premieres Tuesday, October 12,at 8 PM ET/PT– The hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” is the #1 comedy series on cable for African Americans P2+ on Cable in the calendar year 2020. In the midseason premiere episode “Me Against The World,” a family game night at the Payne’s is crashed by a surprise guest and Curtis is asked to fill in at the firehouse for CJ. #HouseOfPayne

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”at 8:30 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– In Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as ‘Mr. Brown,’ Tamela Mann as ‘Cora,’ J. Anthony Brown as ‘Vinny,’ Na’im Lynn as ‘Jeremy,’ Courtney Nichole as ‘Leah,’ Alex Henderson as ‘Philip,’ and Tayler Buck as ‘Sandra.’ “Assisted Living” is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21. In the midseason premiere “Who are you to judge,” after Jeremy buys a lemon from Mr. Brown, he takes legal action to recoup his loss. #AssistedLivingBET

Season Three Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” at 9 PM ET/PT

The season three premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” premieres Tuesday, October 12,at 9 PM ET/PT–“Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. In the season premiere episode, “An Eye For An Eye,” The President and First lady barely dodge death but continue in their ways. Hunter vows for revenge, Victoria has lustful eyes on Sam, and Jason is ready to finish the job someone else started: taking his mother out. #TheOvalonBET

Wednesday, October 13:

Midseason Premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” at 9 PM ET/PT

The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 13,at 9 PM ET/PT– The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. In the midseason premiere episode, “The Dollar Store” Robin has plans to travel back to London soon and wants to make his last few days memorable with Andi. #SistasonBET

Wednesday, October 13:

Season Two of “Twenties” at 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Twenties” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10 PM ET/PT–“Twenties,”from Executive Producer and Creator Lena Waithe, centers around a screenwriter, ‘Hattie’ and her girlfriends ‘Marie’ and ‘Nia’ as they pursue their dreams and love, while testing the limits of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” in Los Angeles. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties. In the season opener, episode #201 “One Night Only?” ‘Hattie’ juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with ‘Ida B.’ played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, ‘Nia’ starts her first day on Cocoa’s Butter, and ‘Marie’ questions her relationship with ‘Chuck,’ played by Jevon McFerrin. The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox,Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. #TwentiesOnBET

“Twenties The After Show with B. Scott” at 10:30 PM ET/PT

“Twenties After-Show with B. Scott” premieres Wednesday, October 13,at 10:30 PM ET/PT– B. Scott makes a return to BET, a homecoming, eight years in the making as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show for the network. The new half-hour series will touch on key themes explored in “Twenties” and provide candid commentary and insights into some of the characters’ mishaps and successes. B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven’t always been given a platform to share their personal experiences. In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!#TwentiesOnBET

Tuesday, October 19:

Season Two of “Games People Play” at 10 PM ET/PT

The second season of “Games People Play” premieres Tuesday, October 19, at 10 PM ET/PT–Based on the popular book by Angela Burt-Murray “Games Divas Play,” “Games People Play” is a sexy, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life, featuring a cast of characters where everyone plays to win, including a basketball player navigating both his equally rocky personal life and NBA career, a newly appointed team marketing executive who’s got a lot to prove, a tenacious journalist desperately seeking the truth and a struggling actress with a scandalous past. The talented ensemble cast includes Karrueche Tran, Lauren London in a limited role, Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Jackie Long, and Kendall Kyndall and Brandi Denise. In addition, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vanessa Simmons, Shaun Robinson, Kevin Jackson, Barry Brewer, and Monti Washington reprise their recurring roles, with Cynthia Bailey, Nazanin Mandi, Ro Parrish, Hitman Holla, Leon, and Calvin Seabrooks to guest star in the ten-episode drama. #GamesPeoplePlay

Saturday, October 30:

Movie of The Week: “True To The Game III” at 8 PM ET/PT

Movie of The Week: “True To The Game III” premiere Saturday, October 30, at 8 PM ET/PT: Gena awakes to find that her mysterious savior is Quadir, whom she thought was dead. Before happily ever after, Quadir gives Gena 72 hours to go back to Philly to check on Bria and Gah-Git and let them know of her plans. The stakes are at an all-time high as the feds are putting the pieces together and the streets are scorching hot with a pair of crooked cops—Detectives Davis and Grant, fueled by intentions to get money, put the squeeze on any and everybody they can catch. Saleem hasn’t been able to reach Jerell and the pressure is mounting as someone from the crew is snitching. Can Gena get out of town and make a new life for herself? Will Quadir risk it all and go back to Philly if he can’t reach Gena? Will Jerell return and get the money and take out Quadir once and for all? Who will stay True to the Game? #TrueToTheGame3

November 2021

“Soul Train Awards”

The annual celebration returns to recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. #SoulTrainAwards

“DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic Soul Train Awards”

In celebration of “Soul Train Awards,” DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to an iconic once-in-lifetime line-up of legendary soul artists to sing their most uplifting, heartwarming, prolific records. #SoultrainAwards

On BET Her

October 2021

Saturday, October 9

“The Waiting Room” at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her

“The Waiting Room” features two short films following the lives of two women in a doctor’s waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short story will follow their journey after receiving the life-changing diagnosis. All stories are written and directed by and for Black women. #TheWaitingRoom

Ep #301 – “It Takes Two”: Dayna Stevens is a wealthy socialite whose unexpected illness moves her from the tennis courts to chemotherapy. When she has a chance encounter with a stranger, she gains the support she’s been lacking from the most important people in her life. Starring Eva Marcille, Candiace Dilliard, Debbie Morgan and directed by Ta’Rhonda Jones.

Ep #302 – “The Party”: Summer Jackson is a successful magazine executive preparing to celebrate being cancer-free for five years. When she is blindsided by the news that her cancer has returned, Summer would rather die than go through chemo for a second time. Starring Michelle Mitchenor, Gizelle Bryant, Brittany Inge, Debbie Morgan and directed by Yvette Nicole Brown.

Saturday, October 23

“The Hotline” at 10 PM ET/PT on BET Her

“The Hotline” features short films that place a spotlight on domestic violence awareness. In episode #101 – “Her Lyfeline”: London is a popular singer who is trapped in a high profile, abusive relationship with her producer-boyfriend King Sire. London reaches out to a domestic violence hotline under a pseudonym to protect her image as she fights to leave her abuser and maintain their celebrity while keeping it out of the public eye. Starring Keri Hilson, Perri Camper, Jason Jones and directed by Carlene Robinson. #TheHotlineBETHer

ON BET+:

SEPTEMBER 2021

Thursday, September 9

BET+ Original “All The Queen’s Men” Now Streaming

(Eva Marcille stars in “All The Queen’s Men” on BET+)

BET+ Original “All The Queen’s Men” now streaming exclusively on BET+– Based on the popular book Ladies Night, created by Christian Keyes, who also serves as a writer for the series, the one-hour drama centers around the life of “Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille,” played by Eva Marcille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and is surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a self-proclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power mean more problems. Will Madam retain reign as she navigates this dangerous and sexy society? Will the sensuous world of exotic dancing cost Madam her queendom and potentially her life?

Created by Keyes, “All The Queen’s Men” is one of the first shows from Tyler Perry Studios’ scripted development arm, Pitch Black Development LLC, headed by the studio’s President of Production & Development, Michelle Sneed. The series received an unprecedented episode order increase by BET+ from eight half-hour episodes to ten one-hour episodes.

Thursday, September 16:

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” Season Seven is now streaming. Joining the previous six seasons of House Of Payne, all seven seasons of the fan-favorite BET show will be available to stream on the platform ad-free and on demand. #HouseOfPayne

Thursday, September 30

BET+ Original “American Gangster Trap Queens Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story”

BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty – The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieresThursday, September 30– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda ‘Big Fifty” Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET

OCTOBER 2021

Thursday, October 7

BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season Two Midseason Premiere

BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 7: The fan-favorite true crime series details the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Lil’ Kim, Trap Queens tells the fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their place in the game, however illicit their means may have been. Purported crimes range from grand larceny to bank and wire fraud and drug trafficking. Not only does the seriesportray captivating and infamous crime tales, they are told by those who lived them – the Queens themselves, their closest allies, family members, legal team members, reporters and law enforcement. #AmericanGangster

Thursday, October 14

BET+ Original “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” Season Three

BET+ Original “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” returns for season three Thursday, October 14: Welcome to the world of the Duncan family. They appear to be upstanding citizens running one of New York’s most respected car dealerships, but in reality, they’re leaders of the black mafia who control most of the East Coast underworld. No matter which job is at hand, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is nothing they won’t do for family. #TheFamilyBusinessBET

Thursday, October 21:

The midseason premiere of BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Bruh”

BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 21: The bruhs welcome an old friend to the fold when Tom’s college roommate, Greg, moves to Atlanta to rebuild his life after getting divorced. The crew is finally all back together but will have to fight even harder to keep their brotherhood intact. Bill, still reeling from his apparent loss of Regina, contemplates an out-of-state transfer to find and be with her; she entertains the idea, but Bill gets distracted when an ex re-enters his life. Mike feels he doesn’t need the guys and that he can stand on his own two; he’ll find out just how important his community of friends is when confronted with a dangerous addiction. John still owns the sandwich shop, but realizes it isn’t the lucrative opportunity he hoped for. He continues his journey to achieve career success at the level of the other guys; meeting a woman could elevate his ambition. Tom tries to be the glue to the bruhs. He gives so much attention to his friends, he hasn’t made time for much else; a family member’s health crisis could limit his interactions with the group. #TylerPerryBruh

November 2021

Thursday, November 26:

The midseason premiere of BET+ Original “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless”

The midseason return of “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” premieres Thursday, November 26, exclusively on BET+. As the season continues, many of the faithful followers have begun to uncover the evil that exists beneath the surface of the Rakudushis movement. Armed with this knowledge, Ruth and several new fearful cult members try to take control of their individual destinies. The attempts will prove to be almost impossible for anyone who does not have allies they think they can trust. Viewers will see more sex, lies, and murder in this cult that is living up to its fate. The adage ‘beware false prophets’ has never reigned more true. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” stars Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny D. Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Hervé Clermont, Anthony Bless, and Bobbi Baker. New cast members joining the series include Stevie Baggs, Jr., Colin McCalla, Samantha L. Thomas, Michelle Nunez, Alise Willis, and Jael Pettigrew. The one-hour drama will drop three episodes on its premiere date, with new episodes launching every Thursday on BET+. #Ruthless

ON BET Digital:

SEPTEMBER 2021

Friday, September 24

BET Digital Original “Cooked in 5” Airs New Episodes every Friday on the BET Networks YouTube Channel

Step into the kitchens of rappers and other celebrities as they show off their culinary skills and share recipes for simple meals that can be prepared in just about five minutes.“Cooked In 5” is a cooking show where we go into the kitchen with some of our favorite rappers/celebs as they cook us up simple and easy meals that can be prepared fast. #CookedIn5 Watch now at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch

International Premiere Dates for BET original Series are as follows with more dates to be revealed at a later date:

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” – BET Africa on October 21 and BET France on October 19

“Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” – BET Africa on October 29, BET France on October 19

“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” – BET Africa on October 14, BET France on November 6

“Twenties” – BET Africa on December 2

“Games People Play” – BET France on November

For more information, viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation by following @BET on all social platforms.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About BET+:

BET+, a joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, is the leading streaming service for the Black community. With thousands of hours of hit movies, TV shows, stand-up specials, stage plays and more, BET+ offers the best of Black culture, including exclusive originals from best-in-class creators like Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Carl Weber’s The Family Business and Sacrifice and Will Packer’s Bigger, to name a few. BET+ members can watch as much as they want anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen and always commercial-free. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus for the latest news and updates.